FAIRFAX, Va. (CBSDC) – A grizzly accident kills one in Fairfax County Tuesday after the driver of a box truck crashed into a safety vehicle in a work zone.

Police responded to the scene of a two-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of I-495 at the Braddock Road exit around 2:30 p.m.

Officials say a box truck traveling northbound on I-495 failed to stop in time for a work zone safety vehicle when it abruptly stopped at a work zone in the right travel lane.

The box truck rear-ended the safety vehicle, causing the driver of the box truck to lose control and run off the road, striking a Jersey wall.

The driver of the box truck – 24-year-old Richard Edwards of Woodbridge – was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital.

The driver of the other vehicle did not sustain any injuries but was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.

An accident reconstruction investigation is ongoing.


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